Junior Market rallies to close out July

The market closed on Friday, with the volume of stocks traded declining by 33 percent and the value slipping 29 percent from Thursday outcome, after 34 securities traded, similar to Thursday, with prices of 12  rising, 10 falling and 12 closing unchanged leading the Market Index to spike 14.49 points to close at 3,322.77 on the Jamaica Stock Exchange Junior Market.
The market that closed at 3,370.59 points in June, tried to build on it during July, moving up to 3,421.90  points in Mid-month, failed to hang on to the gains and end up closing below the June close. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 13.2 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 2,153,858 shares changing hands for $7,010,164 compared to 3,204,788 units at $9,817,160 on Thursday.
Future Energy Source led trading with 26.2 percent of total volume, after an exchange of 563,890 shares, Jamaican Teas followed with 21.5 percent, for 462,064 units and Tropical Battery 11.2 percent with an exchange of 240,306 units.

Trading averaged 63,349 units at $206,181 in contrast to 94,258 at $288,740 on Thursday. Month to date, trading averages 163,918 units at $481,755, versus 168,538 units at $494,416 on Thursday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
 Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and one with a lower offer.
At the close, Access Financial jumped 85 cents to $21.49 with an exchange of 548 shares, AMG Packaging advanced 15 cents to $1.65 with 4,855 stocks changing hands, Blue Power fell 32 cents to $3.26 with 10,603 stock units traded. Caribbean Flavours gained 9 cents to close at $2.07, with 2,512 units passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic slipped 5 cents to $3.10 with a transfer of 482 shares, Future Energy Source lost 12 cents to finish at $1.38 with an exchange of 563,890 stocks. GWest Corporation declined by 5 cents to 94 cents with 10,000 units changing hands, Lasco Distributors dropped 16 cents to $4.04 with 1,222 stock units traded, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.30, with 15,040 shares passing through the market. Main Event climbed 43 cents to $4.79 with a transfer of 13,551 units, Medical Disposable  jumped 46 cents to $4.99 with investors switching ownership of 13,999 stocks and Stationery and Office Supplies shed $1.49 to close at $5.76 with 13,525 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Stocks closed out July mixed on the TTSE

Market activity ended on Friday, with a 375 percent spike in the number of shares trading, with the value surging 485 percent above Thursday outturn, resulting in an equal number of stocks rising and falling at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 18 securities traded compared to 15 on Thursday, with an equal number of six rising, declining and remaining unchanged. The Composite Index dipped 3.14 points to 1,417.48, the All T&T Index shed 0.19 points to 1,929.85 to close out July with a modest gain over just over one percent for the month, leading to a rise of 8.9 percent year to date. The Cross-Listed Index slipped 0.88 points to settle at 121.81.
A total of 182,034 shares traded for $4,513,902, up from 38,309 units at $772,201 on Thursday. An average of 10,113 units traded at $250,772 compared to 2,554 at $51,480 on Thursday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 20,941 units at $221,073 versus 21,495 units at $219,555. The average trade for June amounts to 45,770 units at $724,497.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and none with lower offers.
At the close, Angostura Holdings rallied 6 cents to $16.49 after trading 298 shares, Ansa Mcal spiked $1.50 to $59 in exchanging one unit, Calypso Macro Investment Fund settled at $16.22 in switching ownership of 836 units, Clico Investment Fund fell 50 cents to $27 in switching ownership of 4,833 stock units. First Citizens Bank climbed 20 cents to $50.20 in an exchange of 43 shares. GraceKennedy closed at $6.15 in switching ownership of 223 units, Guardian Holdings fell $1.25 in ending at $32.50 after trading  30,221 units, JMMB Group inched 1 cent higher to $2.03, with 21,440 stock units changing hands. L.J. Williams B share ended at $1.50 with an exchange of 7 stock units, Massy Holdings spiked 40 cents to $80.50 in switching ownership of 49 stocks, National Enterprises advanced 5 cents to $3.90 after 21,504 shares changed hands. National Flour Mills closed at $2 with the swapping of 500 stock units. NCB Financial Group declined 15 cents to $8 after exchanging 10,000 units. Republic Financial Holdings slipped 5 cents to $135.50, with 674 stock units crossing the market. Scotiabank settled at $59 after exchanging 30,329 stock units, Trinidad & Tobago NGL dipped 2 cents to $17.50, finishing, with 29,082 units changing hands, Unilever Caribbean ended at $16.33 while exchanging 15,605 stocks and West Indian Tobacco dropped 49 cents $32 after 16,389 stock units crossed the exchange.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market ekes out gains on Thursday

Trading closed with the Junior Market advancing, with a modest rise in the market index on Thursday as the volume of stocks traded plunged 75 percent and the value dipped 76 percent from Wednesday and leaving declining stocks muscling out those rising.
A total of 34 securities traded on Thursday, up from 33 on Wednesday and ended with the prices of 11 stocks rising, 13 declining and 10 closing unchanged.
At the close, the Junior Market Index squeezed out a gain of 5.52 points to finish at 3,308.28. The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.9 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
Trading ended with 3,204,788 shares changing hands for $9,817,160 down from 13,080,154 units at $40,382,215 on Wednesday. Future Energy Source was the volume leader with 36.2 percent after trading 1.16 million shares, Lumber Depot followed, 11.9 percent, with 382,752 units and Fontana 10.6 percent, with 340,798 units.
Trading averaged 94,258 units at $288,740 in contrast to 396,368 at $1,223,703 on Wednesday. Month to date trading averages 168,538 units at $494,416, versus 172,116 units at $504,321 on Wednesday. June closed with an average of 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows three stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and four with lower offers.
At the close, Access Financial dropped 85 cents to $20.64 with an exchange of 2,738 shares, AMG Packaging slipped 5 cents to $1.50 with 200,000 stocks changing hands, Blue Power lost 5 cents to end at $3.58 with a transfer of 9,020 units. Caribbean Cream dipped by 7 cents to $5.88 with 46,990 stock units traded, Caribbean Flavours fell 9 cents to $1.98, with 157,522 shares passing through the market, Elite Diagnostic rose 5 cents to $3.15 in exchanging 1,710 units. Express Catering shed 59 cents to finish at $5.40 with 11,054 stock units changing hands, Honey Bun rallied 23 cents to $6.75 with a transfer of 99,760 shares, iCreate popped 6 cents to 86 cents with 21,745 units traded. Indies Pharma rose 10 cents to $3.60 with investors switching ownership of 7,036 stocks, Jamaican Teas added 6 cents to settle at $4.02, with an exchange of 218,068 stock units.Knutsford Express spiked 49 cents to $7.69 with 240 shares changing hands. Lasco Distributors spiked 39 cents to $4.20 with a transfer of 180,263 units, as investors responded positively to the company’s first quarter results that saw profit rising by 58 percent. Lasco Manufacturing gained 5 cents to close at $5.25 with 79,177 stocks traded, Lumber Depot rose 5 cents to $3.40 with investors switching ownership of 382,752 stock units, Main Event dropped 94 cents to $4.36, with 3,170 units changing hands and Stationery and Office Supplies advanced 10 cents to $7.25 with 13,696 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

 

Mixed trading for JSE Main Market

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On the penultimate trading day of July, market activity ended with mixed on Thursday, just one stock separating stocks rising and declining after an exchange of 18 percent fewer shares, with 41 percent higher value than on Wednesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
The All Jamaican Composite Index added just 48.11 points to end at 460,076.56, the JSE Main Index shed 405.69 points to finish at 420,886.99 and the JSE Financial Index slipped 0.23 points to 103.72.
Similar to Wednesday, 49 securities traded, with 20 rising, 19 declining and 10 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines appropriate stock values, averages 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 11,830,600 shares traded for $136,776,530 versus 14,440,911 units at $97,082,889 on Wednesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 38.8 percent after 4.59 million shares changed hands, followed by Radio Jamaica 13.2 percent, with 1.56 million units and QWI Investments 9.1 percent after an exchange of 1.08 million units.
Trading averaged 241,441 units at $2,791,358, compared to 294,712 shares at $1,981,283 on Wednesday. Trading month to date averages 321,606 units at $15,666,712, in contrast to 325,554 units at $16,300,774 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has nine stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments rose $1.20 to end at $84.70 after exchanging 8,897 shares, Eppley popped $5.77 to $41.87 in trading 1,017 stocks, GraceKennedy lost 30 cents to finish at $99.70 in switching ownership of 117,507 stock units, Guardian Holdings shed $9 to $640 with the swapping of 3,932 units. Jamaica Broilers popped 49 cents to $36.49 in exchanging 6,875 shares, Jamaica Producers rallied $1.50 to $23.50 after transferring 1,500 units, Jamaica Stock Exchange rose 53 cents to $17.83 in trading 3,054 stocks. JMMB Group fell 48 cents to $37.40 with a transfer of 252,605 stock units, Kingston Properties gained 36 cents to end at $9.90 in switching ownership of 5,437 units. Mayberry Investments fell 20 cents to $5.70 in exchanging 11,932 stocks, NCB Financial declined $3 to $139 after 23,985 shares cleared the market. Palace Amusement popped $30 to close at $1,050 in switching ownership of 75 units, Pulse Investments lost 25 cents in closing at $3.76 with the swapping of 414,730 shares, Sagicor Group declined $1 to $55 with 57,606 stock units crossing the market, Scotia Group spiked 50 cents to $41.50 with 446 units clearing the market and Supreme Ventures shed 50 cents at $20 in switching ownership of 10,621 stocks.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 7% rose 24 cents to $1.84 in trading 541 units.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

JSE US Market crawls back on Thursday

Trading on the USD market closed on Thursday with an exchange of 59 percent fewer shares at 94 percent less value than on Wednesday, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Trading ended with five securities changing hands, up from four on Wednesday, with the prices of two rising,  two declining and one remaining unchanged. The JSE USD Equity Index added 1.24 points to end at 186.73.
The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate values of stocks, averaged 11.6 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
Overall, 340,689 shares traded for US$8,870, down from 826,816 units at US$151,135 on Wednesday.
Trading averaged 68,138 units at US$1,774, compared to 206,704 shares at US$37,784 on Wednesday. For the month to date trading averages 182,914 units for at US$18,161 in contrast to 188,277 units at US$18,927 on Wednesday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ending, with the bid higher than the last selling price and three, with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital dropped 0.6 of a cent to end at 7.2 US cents with an exchange of 26,683 shares, Proven Investments rose 2.47 cents to 25.48 US cents with 8,293 stocks traded, Sygnus Credit Investments lost 1 cent to end at 12 US cents with a transfer of 20,463 units and Transjamaican Highway ended at 0.75 US cents with 285,000 stock units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segment, JMMB Group 6% gained 6 US cents to US$1.09 with 250 shares changing hands.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Low trading for Trinidad stocks

Declining stocks outpaced those rising almost two one at the close of market activity on Thursday, with an 11 percent rise in the volume of shares trading over Wednesday activities, even as the level of trading remains subdued, resulting in mixed fortune for the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
At the close, 15 securities traded compared to 16 on Wednesday, with four rising, seven declining and four remaining unchanged. The Composite Index shed 2.07 points to 1,420.62, the All T&T Index rose 2.01 points to 1,930.04, and the Cross-Listed Index shed 0.90 points to settle at 122.69.
Overall, 38,309 shares traded for $772,201 up from 34,566 units at $716,969 on Wednesday.
An average of 2,554 units traded at $51,480 compared to 2,160 at $45,070 on Wednesday. For the month to date, the average shares traded amounts to 21,495 units at $219,555 versus 22,338 units at $227,036. The average trade for June ended at 45,770 units at $724,497.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows eight stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Ansa McAl declined 50 cents to $57.50 in exchanging 2,646 stocks, Calypso Macro Investment Fund fell 28 cents to $16.22 after exchanging 200 units, Clico Investment Fund climbed 50 cents to $27.50, with 4,244 stock units changing hands. First Citizens Bank dipped 30 cents to $50 after trading 71 stocks, GraceKennedy closed at $6.15 in switching ownership of 962 shares. Guardian Holdings spiked 75 cents to $33.75 in swapping  6,267 units, JMMB Group slipped 8 cents to $2.02 while exchanging 15,982 shares, Massy Holdings shed 40 cents to end at $80.10, with 1,583 units changing hands. NCB Financial Group dropped 4 cents to $8.15 in an exchange of 230 shares, Prestige Holdings remained at $7.50, with 1,550 stocks crossing the exchange, Republic Financial Holdings advanced 4 cents to $135.55, trading 73 stock units. Scotiabank rose 45 cents to $59, with 232 units clearing the market, Trinidad & Tobago NGL shed 3 cents to $17.52 in switching ownership of 3,000 shares, Unilever Caribbean closed at $16.33 with the swapping of 500 units and West Indian Tobacco traded 769 stock units at $32.49.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Strong rebound for Main Market on Wednesday

Market activity ended on Wednesday with the indices rebounding strongly after advancing stocks outnumbered declining ones, with the volume of shares traded up 5 percent, but the value dropped 44 percent lower than on Tuesday at the close of the Jamaica Stock Exchange Main Market.
At the close at trading, the All Jamaican Composite Index bolted 4,368.07 points to 460,028.45, the JSE Main Index climbed 3,966.51 points to end at 421,292.68 and the JSE Financial Index rose 1.49 points to 103.95.
Trading ended with 49 securities compared to 50 on Tuesday, with 21 stocks rising, 14 declining and 14 remaining unchanged. The PE Ratio, a measure that determines an appropriate relative value of each stock, averaged 16.5 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
The market closed with 14,440,911 shares trading for $97,082,889 versus 13,712,829 units at $174,075,107 on Tuesday. Transjamaican Highway led trading with 27.2 percent for an exchange of 3.93 million shares, followed by JMMB Group 7.5% preference share 24.3 percent, with 3.51 million units and Wigton Windfarm with 12.4 percent exchanging 1.79 million units.
Trading averaged 294,712 units at $1,981,283 compared to 274,257 shares at $3,481,502 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 325,554 units at $16,300,774, compared to 327,152 units at $17,042,482 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 249,610 units at $3,877,606.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator reading has 16 stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, Barita Investments fell $1.20 to $83.50 with the swapping of 3,683 shares, Berger Paints rose 64 cents to $13.74 with 29 stocks crossing the market, Caribbean Cement rallied 50 cents to $93.50 in trading 61,824 stock units. Caribbean Producers popped 30 cents to $4.85 with 41,147 shares changing hands, Eppley Caribbean Property Fund shed $1 to settle at $42 in transferring 545 units, GraceKennedy rose $1 to $100 in an exchange of 149,602 stocks. Guardian Holdings bolted $8 to $649 with the swapping of 11,460 stock units, Jamaica Producers gained 29 cents in closing at $22 after exchanging 5,000 shares, Jamaica Stock Exchange slipped 53 cents to $17.30, with the swapping of 3,117 units. JMMB Group lost 37 cents to settle at $37.88, with 59,540 stocks clearing the market, Kingston Wharves shed 34 cents to end at $47.66 with 5,080 stock units crossing the market, Mayberry Jamaican Equities popped 33 cents to $9 in exchanging 34,122 shares. NCB Financial Group rose 50 cents to $142 with 8,605 stocks clearing the market, Palace Amusement shed $1 to end at $1,020 in transferring 67 units, Scotia Group popped $2.01 to $41 after 325,790 stock units crossed the exchange and Supreme Ventures advanced $1.25 to $20.50, with 708,931 shares changing hands.
Guardian Holdings 2025 6.5% corporate bond traded 5 million units and rose 29 cents to $103.32.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Junior Market slippage continues on Wednesday

The Junior Market Index dropped a further 22.00 points for a third consecutive day of decline on Wednesday to settle at 3,302.76 as trading closed, with the volume of stocks exchanged climbing 45 percent over Tuesday’s level, with the value up by 24 percent.  
Market activity led to 33 securities trading compared to 34 on Tuesday and ended with the prices of just eight stocks rising, 14 declining and 11, closing unchanged.
The PE Ratio, a measure used to compute appropriate stock values, averages 12.8 based on ICInsider.com’s 2021-22 earnings forecast.
A total of 13,080,154 shares traded for $40,382,215 compared to 9,034,942 units at $32,570,639 on Tuesday.
Lumber Depot led trading with 78.7 percent of total volume in trading 10.29 million shares followed by Future Energy Source 11.1 percent with 1.46 million units and Tropical Battery 1.4 percent with 178,671 units.
Trading averages 396,368 units at $1,223,703 in contrast to 265,734 at $957,960 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages, 172,116 units at $504,321, compared to 161,120 units at $469,047 on Tuesday. June trading averaged 225,705 units at $644,459.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows four stocks ending with bids higher than their last selling prices and five with lower offers.
At the close, AMG Packaging rose 5 cents to $1.55, with 24,120 shares traded, Everything Fresh popped 6 cents to $1.05 with an exchange of 2,573 units, Express Catering jumped 49 cents to $5.99 with a transfer of 37,700 stock units. Future Energy Source dropped 16 cents to $1.50, with 1,457,121 stocks changing hands, General Accident rallied 47 cents to $5.47 with a transfer of 6,000 shares, Indies Pharma fell 25 cents to $3.50, with 70,689 units passing through the market. Jetcon Corporation slipped 8 cents to $1.31, with 110,000 stocks traded, Knutsford Express shed 49 cents to settle at $7.20, with an exchange of 3,067 shares, Lasco Distributors slipped 5 cents to $3.81 with a transfer of 27,161 units. Lasco Financial rose 5 cents to $3.15 with investors switching ownership of 900 stocks, Lumber Depot fell 10 cents to $3.35, with 10,289,932 shares traded, Main Event climbed 50 cents to $5.30 with a transfer of 1,928 stocks and Medical Disposables slipped 5 cents to $4.55 with 7,560 units crossing the exchange.
In the preference segmentCAC 2000 9.5% dropped 40 cents to close at a 52 weeks’ low of 80 cents, with 38,147 shares changing hands as the yield on the stock climbed to 11%.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

More losses for JSE USD on Wednesday

Trading on the USD market ended on Wednesday with the index slipping as investors exchanged 2,387 percent more shares than on Tuesday at 4,438 percent greater value, resulting in an even number of stocks rising and falling.
Trading ended with four securities changing hands, compared to five on Tuesday, with the prices of two stocks rising and two declining.
The JSE USD Equity Index lost 3.65 points to end at 185.49. The PE Ratio, a measure that computes appropriate stock values, averages 11.7 based on ICInsider.com’s forecast of 2021-22 earnings.
A total of 826,816 shares traded at US$151,135 up from 33,246 units at US$3,331 on Tuesday. Trading averages 206,704 shares at US$37,784, compared to 6,649 units at US$666 on Tuesday. Trading month to date averages 188,277 units at US$18,927 versus 187,562 units at US$18,195 on Tuesday. June ended with an average of 87,444 units for US$6,162.
Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows one stock ended, with the bid higher than the last selling price and two with lower offers.
At the close, First Rock Capital slipped 0.1 of a cent to 7.8 US cents with the transfer of 1,808 shares, Proven Investments gained 0.01 of a cent to end at 23.01 US cents with 584,904 units passing through the market, Sygnus Credit Investments rose 0.8 of a cent to 13 US cents, with 70,000 stocks changing hands and Transjamaican Highway fell 0.13 of a cent to 0.75 US cents, with 170,104 shares crossing the exchange.

Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.

Rising stocks edged falling ones on TTSE

Market activity ended on Wednesday, with the market having mixed results after 89 percent fewer shares were tradedaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa with an 81 percent lower value than on Tuesday, resulting in more stocks rising than falling at the close of trading on the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange.
Sixteen (16) securities traded compared to 19 on Tuesday, with four rising, five declining and seven remaining unchanged. The Composite Index increased 6.10 points to 1,422.69, the All T&T Index lost 0.54 points to settle at 1,928.03 and the Cross-Listed Index advanced 1.85 points to 123.59.
Overall, 34,566 shares traded for $721,122 down sharply from 307,359 units at $3,882,610 on Tuesday.
An average of 2,160 shares traded at $45,070 compared to 16,177 at $204,348 on Tuesday. The average trade for the month to date amounts to 22,338 units at $227,041 versus 23,344 units at $236,111. The average trade for June amounts to 45,770 units at $724,497.
The Investor’s Choice bid-offer indicator shows six stocks ended with bids higher than their last selling prices and two with lower offers.
At the close, Agostini’s ended at $24.55, after 2,000 shares were traded, Angostura Holdings declined 6 cents to $16.43 after 203 stock units changed hands, Endeavour Holdings remained at $7.94, after trading 523 units, First Citizens Bank rose 30 cents to $50.30 after the trading of 1,902 shares. GraceKennedy ended at $6.15 in exchanging 314 units, L.J Williams B shares ended at $1.50, with 57 stocks changing hands, Massy Holdings settled at $80.50 in trading 417 units. National Flour Mills shed 4 cents to $2 after an exchange of 4,161 shares, NCB Financial Group popped 19 cents to $8.19 after trading 9,515 stock units, One Caribbean Media rallied 5 cents to $4.05, with 1,000 units crossing the market. Point Lisas settled at $3.15 in exchange ng 1,224 stocks, Prestige Holdings climbed 5 cents to $7.50 in switching ownership of 2,000 stock units, Scotiabank declined 45 cents to close at $58.55 in exchanging 4,391 shares  Trinidad & Tobago NGL fell 40 cents to $17.55 with an exchange of 2,500 stock units, Unilever Caribbean ended at $16.33 while exchanging 1,220 units and West Indian Tobacco slipped 1 cent to $32.49 in trading 3,139 shares.
Prices of securities trading are those for the last transaction of each stock unless otherwise stated.